Soil nailing is a technique that is becoming increasingly used in a wide range of soils and weak rocks. The paper presents various examples of projects where soil nails have been successfully used and reviews the use of the nailed system compared to other engineering options. Practical and economic benefits appropriate to the site specific circumstances are highlighted. The case histories include examples of the benefit of using a geotechnical specialist form project conception, through design stage to completion. Emphasis is given to the importance of planning for and undertaking appropriate nail testing at the construction stage, if not before as part of advance works. These tests allow the designer to establish that the design predictions are being met in practice and to modify the design as necessary. In this way the optimum design, and therefore the most economical one, can be produced. It remains essential to monitor the actual installation process to ensure that there are no markedly different ground conditions from those identified during the ground investigation. (A) For the covering abstract see IRRD E102464.


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  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: p. 189-95

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  • Accession Number: 00779195
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport Research Laboratory
  • ISBN: 1-86081-251-1
  • Files: ITRD
  • Created Date: Dec 7 1999 12:00AM